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About The Compound Restaurant

Mark Kiffin, celebrated chef, owner, and author of the Compound Restaurant, has won the James Beard Foundation award as one of America's Best Chefs. The Compound is Santa Fe's premier restaurant with Chef Kiffin's acclaimed seasonal Contemporary American cuisine derived from Santa Fe's rich heritage of regional and Mediterranean influences. The New York Times, Gourmet magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Wine Spectator have all selected the Compound as Santa Fe's favorite. Equally impressive is the attentive, highly knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Chef Kiffin's menus focus on the exclusive changes in seasons such as hearty braised dishes in the fall and winter using apples, pears and cider from local harvests, osso bucco and porcini risotto while in spring and summer feature fresh local vegetables and naturally raised organic lamb and delectable strawberries.

653 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Summer Hours: 5:30 - 10:30)

Cross Street:
Paseo de Peralta

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(505) 982-4353

Website:
http://www.compoundrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
There is ample parking behind the restaurant and seasonal valet parking.

Executive Chef:
Mark Kiffin

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

No one does Thanksgiving like The Compound! Join us for a 3 Course Prix Fixe menu with traditional and non-traditional delicacies. Chef Mark Kiffin and his staff are dedicated to making your Thanksgiving meal memorable.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

No one does Christmas Eve like The Compound! Thousands of luminarias light the way to our door with a delicious 3 Course Prix Fixe meal waiting to warm you up after caroling on Canyon Road. Join Chef Mark Kiffin and celebrate the best of the season at The Compound!

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Keep the celebration going at The Compound! Celebrate the best of the season with our holiday Ala Carte menu designed by James Beard Award Winning Chef Mark Kiffin. Traditional and non-traditional Holiday favorites will delight your taste buds!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

No one does New Year's Eve like the Compound. Put on your finest and let us help you start the New Year in style. The restaurant is decked out with balloons, streamers and noise makers so if you feel like getting your party on we're are here for you!

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Private Dining

The picturesque gardens and elegant dining rooms of this historic place have been the backdrop to many special moments for our guests. Every event is brought to life through detailed planning for events with 10 to 250 guests.

The Compound Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (71)
Fit for Foodies (60)
Creative Cuisine (54)
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Notable Wine List (50)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
Quiet Conversation (47)
Good for a Date (45)
Great for Lunch (44)
Romantic (42)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (34)
Local Ingredients (32)
Worth the Drive (27)
Business Meals (24)
Authentic (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Cozy (19)
Seasonal (19)
Healthy (15)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
People Watching (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Casual (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Fun (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Organic (7)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New Mexico)·Dined a day ago

We were seated in the Rainbow Room, which is my favorite, and so pleasant and cheerful.
The homemade pasta dish was delightful. The sauce on the pasta "to die for". The wait staff very attentive and cordial. Thanks for a delightful afternoon!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was great!
Will was our server and was very knowledgable about the food and wine. He was also charming and personable which added to our great experience!
We will be back soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 4 days ago

Every time we eat at the Compound we are amazed at the quality of the food, presentation of the food, and the great service and atmosphere. It is a favorite lunch treat for us.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

We had Saturday lunch at the Compound. Although hard to decide what to get, I had the salmon entree and my husband had the chicken schnitzel. Both dishes were superb. I ordered the salmon medium rare and it was. The menu is varied and it's one of the few restaurants we've been to where we would have tried every single item. The atmosphere is sleek, comfortable and cozy. Our server was knowledgeable about the selections and his service was attentive. We will recommend the Compound to anyone traveling to Santa Fe.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Just the Best....a must when in Santa Fe. Great food, pleasant staff, and nice environment

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Cozy
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

A delectable meal in a lovely setting. Great service too! High end restaurant on Canyon road - get your wallets ready!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful service, food and environment. Best veggies I have ever had! Amazing. Only wished we could've eaten more. Will definitely be back numerous times

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Been here many times over the years.Well located ,spacious,elegant,well appointed. Menu just
adequate, best entree a steak, cook to order but nothing special. Service pretentious and incompetent. Maybe a bad night, just a Fri night, no special date.Badly missing the professional,knowledgeable waiters, attentive service experienced before.
Overpriced and now overrated

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We met a young friend for dinner. We arrived at separate times so the wait staff had to balance our cocktails, and then bring hers later which postponed ordering dinner. We wound up waiting quite a while to order. When the food arrived it was all we could hope for. Delicious. The Chef came out to greet us, which is always special.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Superb cuisine, superb service. Our favorite neighborhood restaurant that is both elegant and casual all at the same time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Met friends from out of town. Asked for quiet table which was perfect. Food and ambience
were first class. One of Santa Fe's best restaurant experiences.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Love The Compound, excellent food, fun setting but waiter was pretty inattentive. Had to ask for an iced tea refill twice. Disappointing. We’ve always had such good waiters in the past.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We had a delightful lunch at The Compound. Our server Leanne took very good care of us
& the hostess gave us a tour of the building/artwork as we are admirers of Alexander Girard.
Here's a tip.....order the onion rings!

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Such a lovely evening (yet again) at the Compound. The staff took such good care of our two boys, serving them Martinelli’s in champagne flutes and including them in all the culinary delights of our meal, making it such a special night out for all four of us. The manager is sharp and thoughtful and was speaking to all of us on a first name basis in no time at all, making us feel right at home in one of Santa Fe’s most elegant restaurants.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Amarillo)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Superb dining experience.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent dining experience!! Food was phenomenal!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

When I made the reservation I requested outdoor dining. I reiterated that request via email when I confirmed the reservation. When we arrived I was told the outdoor wasn’t available. I feel that could have been communicated prior. We waited over 15 minutes after being seated before being acknowledged. That was after we had to flag the hostess down. Our waiter, although very nice was clearly overwhelmed, not knowledgeable about the menu and very rushed. The room was overly hot. As we were eating our first course, the runner came with our entrees in hand and just stared at us as if we were the ones that needed to clear our plates. All that said, the food was good but service and ambiance extremely lacking. Extremely opposite of our visit in 2016, when service was amazing & food incredible. We had guests with us based on our last year’s experience and were very disappointed and embarrassed to have raved so much prior.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Lunch is a great meal to have at The Compound. It's much more affordable than dinner (save that for a special occasion). Interesting food and wonderful atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Dining at the Compound is one of the joys of living in Santa Fe.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We had a birthday lunch for my husband. This is where we go for birthdays and anniversaries. Always a treat that never disappoints. Food and service are always top notch. We feel comfortable and like the elegant atmosphere. We get a bit dressed up but you don't need to do so.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Beautiful, elegant ambiance, perfect food, attentive and accommodating staff. We loved every minute and every bite!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Overall in all aspects excellent. Food and service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 23, 2017

One of the finest restaurants in Santa Fe should not have a stain on the tablecloth when we sat down and confusion with two different menus.
However, the food was wonderful, as was the service, so I hope the issues noted above were only an aberration.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wow! Another fantastic evening at the Compound! The food and service were again outstanding! We always save it for the last night of our visit. Don't miss it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We never miss a lunch at the Compound when we are in Santa Fe. Everything is always so well presented, The bib lettuce salad was small but lovely. I always order the sweetbreads and mushrooms topped with a slice of foie gras. Absolutely delicious. My husband had fish and chips - beautifully deep fried pieces of flaky white fish and fried potatoes - a man's dream lunch!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fabulous as usual. We have never had a disappointing meal. Will be back shortly

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The sea scallops and vegetable stew were delicious and I always enjoy picking from your wine selection. The waiter was very attentive, even though he was multi-tasking with a number of tables. It was a beautiful,colorful, sunny Fall afternoon. Everything was great!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 19, 2017

To my mind, the best restaurant in Santa Fe. For lunch, fabulous fish and chips, chicken schnitzel or just about any entree. For dinner....anything at all on the menu! My go to special occasion place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Very enjoyable experience. Looking forward to coming back and trying another dish!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary at the Compound and as we were driving to the restaurant we decided to check out the reviews. We were a little worried since Yelp only gave the restaurant 3.5 stars, however once we got to the restaurant we were treated to a 5 star experience. From the moment that we arrived until we left, we received excellent service, great wine and some of the best food that we have eaten in Santa Fe. We even got a personal visit from the chef who delivered our dessert with a specialized message wishing us a happy anniversary. I would recommend the Compound to anyone who wants to have a real 5 star experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Hopefully it was just a bad night for the Conpound. Expensive bottle of Chardonnay served way too cold. Bread delivered to the table long after the dipping sauce had been removed. Meal delivered very late, so much so that the onion rings the restaurant is noted for were cold. Yet the entries were delicious.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Best dining experience in Santa Fe!

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 14, 2017

A very cozy restaurant, excellent service! The tomato soup, roasted vegetables, chanterelles and scallop appetizers were delicious and well prepared. The duck breast was good, a little overdone and skin not crispy, the halibut good - not memorable, the salmon was good but the dressing a bit dry, the dish might benefit from more sauce. The service is excellent! We were given an opportunity to sample several wines before choosing. We would come back to this Santa Fe location

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We loved the Compound and the lunch menu they offered. The wine selection was great! The best part was that we did not have to “dress” up. The location being so close to Canyon Road was definitely a plus.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Disappointing, over priced for over salted lamp, very small portion for duck, left hungry, pork chop was the best of 4 meals.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Service very poor

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Birthday for a girlfriend...food was delivered a little slower than usual but very delicious 🤓🤓🤓🤓

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We tried The Compound for lunch because we had heard good things about the restaurant. It did not disappoint. The restaurant is located in what used to be a home and is cozy but very comfortable. The service was excellent and the food and cocktails were also delicious. Off street parking was available. We plan to go again and experience dinner at The Compound.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 3, 2017

The food and service were both excellent, overcoming some past history of occassional spotty service. However, we gave the waiter a $50 Open Table gift card to use against the bill when we ordered, which both of us promptly forgot and was not applied to my bill. I have called the restaurant twice, left a voice mail with one manager, and emailed the assistant manager Charles once about this to make arrangements to preserve the gift card for another time. It has now been several days but no one has bothered to return either my phone call or respond to my email. So - where is the gift card I gave the waiter? Did someone else use it?

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Food always excellent. Service great. Love going there!

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